Status British dependent territory, claimed 1653
A part of St. Helena and the Dependencies, including Ascension, Tristan da Cunha and a few smaller islands.
Capital City Jamestown
Coordinates 15° 56 S, 5° 42 W
Location Description Approximately 1,100 miles directly west of Luanda, Angola, Africa - about 2,000 miles east of Brazil, South America
Climate Tropical conditions with constant trade winds
Terrain Volcanic island with a very rugged landscape. Some of the surrounding cliffs exceed 1000 ft.
Official Currency St. Helenian Pound
Land Area 135 sq km (52.1 sq miles)
St. Helena Historic Maps and more here
History of St. Helena here
St. Helena Tourism here
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